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Re: Headings


From: Geof Collis
Date: Dec 25, 2009 4:03PM

Hi Wayne

I dont wear a belt and suspenders, I have hips to hold my pants up. :O)

What I smell here is a WebAim survey to discoverhow screen readrs
prefer their headings laid out, whether they like to tab endlessly
until they find the content or if they like the first heading to be
the main content. I dont want this confused with the idea that the
main content be at the top of the page followed by everything else,
I'm no fan of that either.

Sure we hacve choices in whether we put a heading on a section or
not but as I have said, I dont like having to tab 5 and 6 headings
deep to find the content and it would be nice to know from screen
reader users if I am the only one and if it is well meaning sighted
people reading guidelines who feel they need to follow them to the letter.

Some on this list have suggested that they would put headings on the
search box and the navigation but they left out the "translate"
section so all of a sudden we now have 4 headings before we reach the
actual content.



At 04:37 PM 12/25/2009, you wrote:
>I always use heading navigation. I don't include
>skip links. I take as my cue, the 508 site of the
>US Access Board:
>The Access Board actually uses links and headings,
>but to me it's like wearing a belt and suspenders.